Need for affection

The breeds listed in this high level list have adequate characteristics for being family dogs. They are breeds that like physical contact with people.

In the same way are valid for all the breeds listed as a medium level and are also found in those listed in the low level list under the section of dominant character. Also and if you like to have a permanent "child" at home, you would have to choose a breed that combines the above mentioned values with a high or medium level classification with characteristics under the section of tolerance of children.

As last and trying to accentuate the characteristics that occupy us now, you may choose to select a female exemplar because these tend to manifest in general lines and on this feature superior values.


  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Catalonian Sheepdog
  • Beagle
  • Podenco Ibicenco
  • Beauceron
  • Pointer
  • Bull Terrier
  • Rottweiler
  • Bulldog
  • Samoyed
  • Bullmastiff
  • Saint Bernard
  • Chow Chow
  • Irish Setter
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Shar-Pei
  • German Dogo
  • Terranova
  • Bourdeaux Dogo
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Siberian Husky
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Pyrenees Mastiff
  • Scottish Shepherd


  • Bobtail
  • Tervueren Belgium Shepherd
  • Bouvier des Flandres
  • Burgos Retriever
  • Boxer
  • Pinscher
  • German Braco
  • Spanish Greyhound
  • Dachshund
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Fox Terrier
  • Standard Schnauzer
  • Spanish Hound
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Lhassa Apso
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • German Shepherd
  • Groenendael Belgium Shepherd


  • Bassett Hound
  • Golden Retriever
  • Poodle
  • Labrador Retriever
  • American Cocker
  • Pomeranian
  • English Cocker Spaniel
  • Maltese
  • Chihuahua
  • De Brie Shepherd
  • Dalmatian
  • Pekinese
  • Drahthaar
  • English Setter
  • Epagneul Breton
  • Yorkshire Terrier

Dog Behaviorist Breed classification Needs of exercise Need for affection Tolerance to children Tolerance to other dogs Dominant character Territorial character Activity Level Obedience education